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Celeb Moms with October Birthdays: Kim Kardashian, Amber Rose, Ciara, Gwen Stefani and more

Clockwise: Celeb moms Kim Kardashian, Ciara, Amber Rose and Monica Brown celebrated birthdays this weekl
Happy Birthday!! 
This week, quite a few of our most fab and famous celebrity moms celebrated birthdays. Kim Kardashian West and Amber Rose ironically share a birthday on October 21, ironic because Rose was a longtime girlfriend of Kardashian West’s husband Kanye West.
Monica Brown celebrated on Friday, October 24th and  spent part of it nursing her daughter Laiyah who she Instagrammed about taking to Childrens’ Hospital in Atlanta. Get well soon, sweet girl. 
Happy Birthday, today to Ciara who posed with the symbol for the astrological sign for Sagittarius, the Goat.  She shares a birthday with country singer and recent mom to twins Chely Wright 
Clockwise: Kelly Preston, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Jane Krakowski, Sherri Saum and Alicia Silverstone had October Birthdays

Other October Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums include The Fosters’ Sherri Saum (Oct. 1); Neve Campbell (Oct. 2), Gwen Stefani (Oct. 3), Alicia Silverston (Oct. 4), ER‘s Parminder Nagra (Oct. 5) and Toni Braxton (Oct. 7)

Mid-October birthday girls were Emily Deschanel and Jane Krakowski (Oct. 11) Marion Jones, Tisha Campbell-Martin, and Kelly Preston (Oct. 12); My Wife and Kids’ Jennifer Freeman (Oct. 20)
Country singer Chely Wright and Olympic runner Marion Anderson had October birthdays. 
Happy Birthday in advance to Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks (Oct. 26); and Nia Long  and Eva Marcille (Oct. 30).
Happy Birthday coming to Nia Long and Eva Marcille (Oct. 30) and Phaedra Parks (Oct. 26)

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This Week’s Celebrity Mom Selfie Showdown

Eva Marcille (nee Pigford)

Borrowing a concept from our partners at Zimbio, we’re showcasing the latest selfies taken by our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums and shared in social media for their fans and followers and asking who do you think had the best one for the week?

Heidi Klum

January Jones
Alicia Keys
Snooki

Finally, not a selfie but posted  Zoe Saldana recently shared a pic of herself with her sister Cicely Saldana taken at the Hispanic Heritage foundation awards where Zoe was given an award for her advocacy and charity work. Kudos.

Also, engaged in Charity this week, was Kerry Washington, who shared a photo of herself in a shirt with the words “It’s on Us“, a new campaign the Obama administration is promoting that encourages men and women to stop sexual assaults, especially on college campuses where it is a wide-spread occurrence.

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2014 BET Awards Red Carpet dominated by WHITE (UPDATED PHOTOS)

Tamar Braxton-Herbert, Amber Rose, Eva Marcille, Apryl Jones and Gugu Mbatha-Raw all wore White to the 2014 BET Awards at the Nokia Theater at LA LIVE in Los Angeles, California on June 29, 2014.
UPDATED: It seemed like WHITE was the color of the evening on Sunday night’s  2014 BET Awards red carpet. Several of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums and other celebs went with the summer shade while working the arrivals to the annual show at the Nokia Theater at LA LIVE in Los Angeles, California.


Jennifer Freeman, Holly Robinson-Peete and Tamera Mowry-Housley looked fab and glam in gorgeous in their red carpet looks. 
We spotted several brand new moms including Kerry Washington and Eva Marcille, both who welcomed their first child, respectively this year. Here is what they and other celeb moms who we have covered in the past looked like and who they wore: 

Kerry Washington, who welcomed a daughter, Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha with husband Nnamdi Asomugha on April 21 wore the Dolce and Gabbana strapless cotton silk brocade dress  (GET IT HERE) accented with a green clutch and Casadei pumps in Summer white. 

Eva Marcille went with a fitted white SEN Couture  dress showing off her bounced back body after welcoming daughter Marley with Kevin McCall in February this year. 
My Wife and Kids alum Jennifer Freeman was gorgeous in a floor length hot pink Michael Costello gown. 
Amber Rose showed off her tiny waist cinching it with a gold colored belt around the middle of her long sleeved V-neck dress. She barely smiled because her mind was on son Sebastian who she cut out on the award show mid-broadcast to go home and see. Awwww! That’s realness right there. 
Omarion is expecting with his girlfriend Apryl Jones who also did white and  long fishtail train similar to the sheer style she wore for her coral-themed baby shower last week.

Tamar Braxton-Herbert, who had a fainting spell while performing last week, went va-va-voom in a white jersey SEN Couture dress though she looked to need a little more support to really polish off the look which she accentuated with gold clutch and jewels and Christian Louboutin pumps.  
Holly Robinson-Peete  showed off one of her best assets: her strong shoulders in a peach one shoulder dress.
Tamera Mowry-Housley is gorge in a fitted Yigal Azrouël python leather zip up mini dress. Not seen in this pic are her fab Saint Laurent Snake Embossed Silver and Black Cap Toe Pumps.
Interesting mesh and satin dress and strappy wrapped pumps there Kyla Pratt. The mom to 3 1/2 year old Lyric Kai Kilpatrick  and another daughter born last August with beau Danny Kilpatrick and actress was giving “tude” and Face on the red carpet. Love the confidence.

Oh Hi Tameka “Tiny” Harris. Going with the Little Black Mermaid scales dress we see. hmmmm. 
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What’s NEW on Instagram: Celebs show off new babies and other new things (PHOTOS)

It’s Instagram Saturday. Check out what’s up with some of the celebrity and other accounts we are following on that popular photo and image sharing app. Garcelle Beauvais featured NEW pics of herself with her twins Jax and Jaid.
Oh and follow Bellyitch on Instagram too while you’re there!
Hilary Duff and son Luca  tried on a NEW craft  at a pottery studio.

Tamar Braxton-Herbert showed off the two men in her life, hubby Vince Herbert and NEW  son Logan.





Cougar Town‘s Busy Phillips was gushing up with her NEW  7-month old baby Cricket
Tamera Mowry-Housley featured her handsome little man, relatively NEWly turned 1-year old son Aden.
Rachel Zoe‘s was showing off her super cute NEW son Kaius.
Eva Marcille  gave the world a first peek of her cutie pie NEW  baby Marley who is a spitting image of her pops producer Kevin McCall
Nicole Richie has NEW … purple hair

Brandy Norwood is showing off her fab style in a NEW outfit.

Adrienne Bosh was snuggling up with a NEW born baby tiger. 

Ali Larter was noshing on ice pops on the set of her NEW  movie

Bravo Andy has landed in Austin for another NEW week at the South by Southwest festival.

Bethenny Frankel was interviewing Tamera Mowry-Housley on her relatively NEW national TV show.

Beyonce was channeling Sasha Fierce or her other NEW alter ego Yonce in concert
Donald Faison was getting his baby-wearing on with son Rocco, a NEW practice.

Ciara has been loving the NEW freedom of pregnancy hair.
The First Lady is encouraging moms to get covered and sign up for a NEW healthcare plan.

Fit Pregnancy was encouraging parents to get out and exercise for the NEW season.

Sally Hansen was showing us one of their NEW  RED  colors!
Kim Kardashian‘s MUA (make up artist) was getting her prepped in a NEW  location, the Bahamas

Kim Zolciak Bermann was showing off her NEW  fit and trim  post-twins bod while working at home in sweats.

New author LaLa Anthony was showing her pearly whites in her closet – a NEW selfie spot.

Oprah Winfrey was blowing out candles to the massive NEW birthday cake that Tyler Perry got for her.
Toni Braxton was at a meeting finalizing deets of her NEW baby, a new book.

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Inside Porsha Williams’ Winter Wonderland Baby Shower {PHOTOS}

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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams and fiancé businessman Dennis McKinley celebrated the impending arrival of their first child together last month on February 24 at the Suada Studio in Atlanta, Georgia.

The intimate Winter Wonderland theme for 80 guests featured elegant and ornate decorations in rose gold and white, ice sculptures, white linen, ballet dancers, white flowers, provided by Akeem Clayton who listed event credit on his Instagram page. and the words “Celebrating PJ” (short for Porsha Junior) on the dance floor.

Guests were asked to dress in cocktail wear in white.

See a copy of the invitation, and other great exclusive photos by Stanley Babb at US Weekly and PEOPLE magazine.

“The day was magical,” the Bravolebrity told PEOPLE exclusively for this week’s issue of the celeb magazine. “It was amazing to walk into a room and feel that much love. I have such a tremendous support system around me and women who lift me up and are just so incredibly happy for me.”

There are rumors that Williams had inked a Baby Special and from the looks of it, based on all the TV crew professional videographers at the event, it appears so.

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Guests which included her current and past RHOA castmates Cynthia Bailey, Tanya Sam, Eva Marcille, Shamari Devoe, Kenya Moore, Shamea Morton, Marlo Hampton; Real Housewives of Potomac‘s Monique Samuels; and Married to Medicine cast member Toya Bush-Harris

They noshed on hors d’oeuvres like seasonal fruit, baked brie, teriyaki chicken tenderloin and shrimp ceviche served on edible spoons provided by Chef Donald Wilson

And per People, a buffet dinner featured organic kale salad, lemon rosemary chicken breast with caper sauce, pan-seared salmon with red-onion marmalade, roasted potatoes, orecchiette pasta with chardonnay cream sauce and pesto, green beans and grilled ciabbata.

House-made banana pudding and Georgia peach cobbler made up the sweet portion of the buffet, while guests sipped on sparkling mango beverages and lemon, strawberry and mint water between bites, and a hot-chocolate station and decadent dessert station filled with macaron towers, cheesecake shooters, chocolate-truffle cake pops, cupcakes and cookie stacks by Sweet Details.

The centerpiece was a multi-layer vanilla bean, butter-almond and red-velvet cake with the initials “PJ” on it.

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GB Design House provided the napkins for the event, hot-chocolate supplies, popcorn boxes, chocolate truffles for guests to take home, stir sticks and advice coasters, which guests filled out to give their best parenting tips to the mom- and dad-to-be.

The mom-to-be also used the occasion to promote her business ventures and partnerships including one with the Peanut app she says she has used to connect with other moms and by outfitting her sister Lauren in a dress from her upcoming clothing line, Porsha Williams. She also has “Go Naked” hair company and Porsha Williams sheets.

She herself wore a custom lace dress. Looked like quite the elegant affair. Noticeably absent was castmates Kandi Burruss and Nene Leakes.

The ones that were there played a fun game dressing a plastic doll head hosted by Dish Nation jockey Gary With Da Tea form the Ricky Smiley Show, where Williams is also a co-host.



Inside BravoTV Andy Cohen’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Baby Shower

Bravo TV host and Real Housewives franchise co-creator Andy Cohen celebrated the impending arrival of his soon-to-be born surrogate child at a baby shower at the The Palm Beverly Hills last weekend.

The theme was ” A Star is Born” and featured ornate decorations, blue and white balloons, white and yellow florals, candles and a white floral wall.

Kyle Richards from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hosted the event at Cohen’s BFF Bruce Bozzi’s  restaurant and enlisted the aid of the OG Housewives Nene Leakes from Real Housewives of Atlanta, Teresa Giudice from Real Housewives of New Jersey, Ramona Singer from Real Housewives of New York and Vicky Guvalsen from Real Housewives of Orange County to get the women from their respective franchises there.

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Many of the Housewives from the network’s Real Housewives series attended including newer ones from the Real Housewives of Potomac, and Real Housewives of Dallas.

Attendees included Ashley Darby, Brandi Redmond, Bruce Bozzi, Camille Grammer, Candiace Dillard, Cynthia Bailey, Danielle Staub, Denise Richards, Dolores Catania, Dorit Kemsley, Dorinda Medley,Emily Simpson, Erika Jayne, Eva Marcille, Gina Kirschenheiter, Gizelle Bryant, Jackie Goldschneider, Jenni Pulos, Jennifer Aydin, John Mayer, Karen Huger, Kyle Richards, LeeAnne Locken, Lisa Rinna, Margaret Josephs, Marlo Hampton, NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks, Ramona Singer, Robin Dixon, Shannon Beador, Sonja Morgan, Stephanie Hollman, Tamra Judge, Teddi Mellencamp, Teresa Giudice, and Vicki Gunvalson.

The Tea: According to the tattles at Tamara Tattles and her comment section snitches who have all the tea:

  • When the Real Housewives of Atlanta arrived, the place fell silent and everyone was stunned by their fabulousness;
  • John Mayer, who is Cohen’s buddy, was impressed with Leakes who kept everyone in stitches;
  • Cohen was surprised to see Phaedra Parks who he had fired there and who Leakes probably invited in a rumored attempt to keep the RHOA franchise amidst falling ratings
  • Beador was reportedly wasted
  • Grammar and Rinna had a little fight and Cohen went over to them and said save it for the Reunion show
  • Rinna was the life of the party and got everyone to dance on tables
  • Notably absent were Bethenny Frankel (who had a speaking engagement) and Countess LuAnn from RHONY; Monique Samuels from RHOP (who is a brand new mom); Lisa Vanderpump from RHOBH (who is rumored to be leaving and feuding with Richards); Kelly Dodd and Heather Dubrow from RHOOC; Tinsley Mortimer from RONY; Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss from RHOA (though she is on Celebrity Big Brother right now and Williams is heavily pregnant and maybe couldn’t get on a plane); Melissa Gorga of RHONJ
  • Marlo Hampton was not an original invited guest but came to surprise Cohen who picked her up and twirled her around when he saw her.
  • Ashley Darby from RHOP looked pregnant and having just peeped her Instagram, it looks true.
  • Leakes was caught on her phone amidst all the hoopla
  • Most got along.
  • Danielle Staub manipulated the media to get a last minute pity invite and showed up with a gift and glammed out…allegedly


Non housewives attendees included actors Jerry O’Connell and his wife actress and model Rebecca Romijn.

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They noshed on Chinese chicken and lobster Cobb salad, Salmon with Mango Salsa, Filet Mignon, Chicken Paillard, grilled asparagus, fried potatoes, spinach and grilled polenta cakes.

They danced to 70s hits

Fun Times!

She Picked Her Baby’s Sex in IVF then Felt Punished When Born with A Birth Defect

I love the Real Housewives series on Bravo TV though I am not always up to speed on the seasons and the newer members. I was catching up with the latest season of the Beverly Hills housewives series of the franchise when I got introduced to Teddi Jo Mellencamp Arroyave. (Yes, her dad is John Cougar Mellencamp. *swoon*)

The gorgeous blonde seems down-to-earth and has a 5-year olf daughter, Slate and 3-year old son,  Cruz, and a hunky security company owner husband Edwin Arroyave. During a couple dinner date hosted by Dorit Kemsley and her husband Paul “P.K.: Kemsley  in an early episode, Teddi and Edwin share about the guilt they endured over their son’s health following their decision to select his gender.

After getting pregnant easily the first time, they struggled the second time and turned to IVF for help. During the process, they had 12 embryos fertilized and all but one was female. Edwin wanted a boy, perhaps given they already had a daughter at the time, so they rejected the overwhelming majority of available fertilized embryos to implant the only male egg.

Their son was born with two healthy instead of three aortic chambers and as a result, may have lifelong challenges though he is quite healthy now and the prognosis seems good that he will live a good life. It started out pretty horrific.

“We had a really scary delivery with Cruz,” Teddi relayed during  the episode, explaining that Cruz wasn’t breathing when he was born. “They put him on me and one of the nurses was like, ‘He’s not okay, Code Blue.’ And I was just sitting there, and he wasn’t breathing.”

As docs rushed in to attend to their baby, Edwin immediately connected the trauma to his decision to pick the baby’s sex.

“I just remember my sisters were in the room and they’re crying. [Teddi’s] crying. I was like, ‘Holy crap,’ ” he said. “I was just praying like, ‘Lord, give me one more chance. I’ll never do this again.’ ”

He was referring to the selecting of the baby’s sex during in vitro fertilization.

“I made sure it was a boy,” he told the Kemsleys. “I kept saying, ‘I want the boy, I want the boy.’ ”

The couple sincerely expressed regret and felt they were being punished for picking their child’s gender (or sex) when they could have just been grateful for whatever God gave them. I am presuming this. Not putting words in their mouth.

“I’m his mother. My job is to protect him, and that little bit of me who felt like I was selecting something — I choose for him to be a boy, God didn’t choose for me — it’ll always make me feel a little guilty,” Teddi said.

“IVF is one of the hardest things you can go through as a woman,” she added. “One of your biggest jobs is to make babies and when you can’t, you feel sad cause you’re not able to make your baby. And you also feel sad cause you feel like you’re failing.”

You guys know I have an institutional memory and so the disclosure and exchange reminded me a bit of Toni Braxton who revealed in her book that she felt that God punished her for a previous abortion she decided to have in the middle of her then-sizzling hot career. Her son Diezel has Autism. She since went on to explain that her un-evolved notions at the time have changed, after a lot of backlash.

It is not uncommon as I, personally, know women who had fertility struggles and said they felt they too were being punished for an abortion they elected to have when younger. It is a touchy subject.

The ethics of selecting a child’s gender came into play publicly among another celebrity lately. Chrissy Teigen revealed that she felt her first child should be a girl because she wanted her husband, John Legend, to have a daughter. She also got blasted for expressing her decision.

In any event, I have no opinion on the matter other than I am happy that people are being open about these very sensitive issues beause someone out there can relate and perhaps can benefit from hearing and seeing these topics actively and candidly being aired.

Bravo! (Pun intended)

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Judge Orders Kelis and Nas to Avoid Making Their Son Famous in Social Media

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Chef, Cookbook author and singer Kelis and her ex-fiance rapper Nas  have reached a custody and visitation arrangement over their 8 year old son, Knight.

According to TMZ, a judge stepped in to preside over Nas’ complaint that the “Milkshake” singer made it difficult for him to see his child. Kelis has since welcomed a second son, Shepherd, with a partner she has never disclosed publicly.

TMZ reports:

According to court docs, the exes hammered out specific dates where Nas will have custody of Knight for weekends. Dad gets four full weekends over January, February and March. Nas’ weekend visits will begin immediately after school on Fridays … thru Sunday night, or Monday night, if it’s a 3-day weekend.

Another interesting part of the judge’s order: Try to limit exposing their son and ”popularizing” him in social media!

Ok.

We get it tho. There have been quite a few social media custody battles play themselves out in social media, most notably Ciara and Future over their son Future Zahir and Eva Marcille and Kevin McCall over their daughter, Marley Rae.

Ciara’s husband NFL quarterback Russell Wilson faced backlash last year for wishing his wife a Happy Mother’s Day on behalf of him and “our kids”.  Future fans saw it as a slap in the face to his step son’s dad.

McCall reportedly disowned Marley when Marcille posted an Instagram photo of Marley with her fiancé attorney Michael Sterling.

Nas rarely, if ever, posts photos of his son in social media and Kelis does so sparingly and never shows either of her children’s faces when she does. In fact, it looks like around the same time of the judge’s orders, she posted the above photo of herself with Knight on Instagram recently, with his cap over his face.

“Just exploring the world with my little ones by my side,” she captioned the colorful photo on a yacht or boat.

The timing to the proximity of the order is uncanny.

Speaking of which, Kelis has a mad dope Instagram feed! You should follow her if you are a fan of travel, color, music and culture!

My Last Fave Halloween Costumes Post…Promise

I know, I know. Halloween was days ago and I am still posting costume faves! This is my last post, I promise and this post includes my fave kids and celeb kids I spotted while scrolling through Instagram and social media!

Enjoy!

Cutie Fred and Wilma Flinstone spotted at FashionBombBlack Instagram page.

Tamera Mowry-Housley and daughter Ariah as Wonder Woman and Super Girl!

From Bey_hivee_ Instagram, a little girl dressed as Black’ish star Yara Shahidi 

From Dondrian Nicole‘s Instagram, the late Aaliyah from her role in Queen of the Damned movie.

We love Gabrielle Union and husband Dwayne Wade as the 1990s shamed lipsyncing duo Milli Vanilli

Tia Mowry Hardrict andsSon Cree as American soldiers.

From Taraji P. Henson‘s Instagram are three little girls who dressed like Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson from the movie Hidden Figures.

Jessica Simpson‘s brood went with a country theme.

Jenna DeWan Tatum and Channing Tatum as Sally and Jack Skellington from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Eva Marcille as Cleopatra

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MILF Alert: The Mums at Maxim’s Hot 100 List Party

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The Maxim Hot 100 List for 2016 isn’t out yet, but the photos of the celebrities that attended its party to celebrate this year’s list is. On it, we spotted five of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums.

Each came dressed in their most sexy attire because if you’re on the list, you have to prove you have a reason to be there right.

I think Mel B won the award for the most revealing. Her wine colored dress had a slit that revealed her bikini line. Wowza.

Eva Marcille also went with a wine colored House of CB dress only hers was made of the same latex type material as  the Givenchy Couture dress Beyonce wore to the Met Gala this year. Talk about hot, right? Literally and figuratively.

Draya Michelle wins the award for the best post-baby bounceback. I mean, she just had her baby  5 months ago in April! Whoa, baby!  She worked a black leather halter top and a floor length skirt with lace inset both by Lethicia and it too had a generous slit as well.

Nicole Murphy wins the award for the mom with the most kids with an awesome body. Check out her Grecian low cut dress from Camille Flawless.

Last, but not least, Amber Rose showed up and showed out in a wig and large Jackie-O sunglasses with a black halter top jumpsuit. It was  giving me dominatrix meets Bond girl, yes?